NT - National Gathering 2015, Ross River Resort NT

Arranged By: Sir Kev
Start Date: 06 Jul 2015
End Date: 10 Jul 2015
Updated: 18 Jun 2015
Attendance: 31


After great success at the 2014 National Gathering at Trilby Station, I am keen to run another National Gathering, this time close to Alice Springs so that the WA folk have a better chance to attend.

I have been in discussions with Jodie at Ross River Resort and they are keen to allow us to base the National Gathering there.

Some details from Jodie -
"We have a large grassed and shady campground over the river from the historical homestead which is open for viewing and also has a bar and dining room attached. We also have rustic Ensuite cabins on the homestead side for those who don’t want to “rough it too much”.

Check out our website and this link will take you to the page with all the National Parks Fact sheets that I think you will find interesting about the things to do in the immediate vicinity.
One can easily base themselves here for two or three days to explore the East Mac Donnell Ranges. Obviously 4 WD vehicles have access to all things in the area and two wheel drives would be a bit limited but by no means restricted.

We have 30 powered sites at this point and the campground is very large and nestled amongst the ranges."

Ross River Resort web page

As per the 2014 Gathering I have decided to hold a Dinner on the Wednesday night (8th of July 2015). Jodie has indicated that they can do a 2 course meal for the same price as this years Gathering $30 per person.

Rates for Ross River Resort are as follows -

Powered sites are $30 p/n
Unpowered sites are $24 p/n
Ensuite cabins – Standard $130 per night

Again as per previous Gathering please bring a raffle prize to be used in the daily raffles, money raised will be given to a charity.

I have decided that the Alice Springs Branch of the Isolated Children's Parents Association be the Charity that the funds raised will be donated to. ICAP weblink.

With a bit of luck David and Michelle may attend as well (hint hint)

After a great suggestion by Neil, I would like to have a " Christmas in July" theme for the Wednesday night dinner. I would like to ask everyone attending to bring a wrapped unisex gift to a value not exceeding $15 to be placed under the tree and I am sure I can find someone to play Santa (thanks Scrubby) hehehe

There are designated fire pits throughout the campground which are available for use. People can get their own firewood or we have a pile down by my maintenance man’s bus with a wheelbarrow which is $10 per load

Registration & Attendance (31)


ID ScreenName No. Names Comments
M2537 Sir Kev 1 Arranging Member
M3496 baznpud 1 Missed Trilby, but as long as we are still breathing, we will be there, thanks Kev. As of 17/2/15 we are both still breathing, so booking has been made on the Spirit, booking also made at RR and also for Wednesday night.
V144918 blacounty 1 We missed Trilby would would love to include this gathering on our way up to Outback Queensland.
M7593 batsy 1 Ok what the hell...it's only a "bit" further than Trilby. We're in. Count us in for the dinner as well. Where is SCRUBBY going to get his yabbies' from out here ?
M4792 Member - Michael P (QLD) 1 2015 is shaping up to be a busy year. Count me in.
M7958 Idler Chris 1 The plan is now in place for me to be there.
M7364 Member - garry w2 1 Thanks Kev for once it looks as though it works in our favour will be great to catch up to other members will pack some winter gear by the sounds of it see ya all there
V120502 Peter M6 1 Hi Guys . Not sure if we could make the trip. We towed our van across across the Donahue and Plenty Hwys in 2013. Conditions then were variable but not too bad. The campground at Tobermorey was shady and well grassed with good amenities. Consider the Outback Camel races are on at Boulia, Bedouie and Winton in the later part of July. Would suit those returning to the East Coast.
M6246 Member - The King 1 Ah Kev how can we say no after Trilby. Prince Rufus says thanks for organising another gathering he can attend. Note new name, you win. Maybe we should add a damper cooking comp to the activities this time. What you think.??? All you damper cooks, polish the camp ovens and kneed your dough, may the best cook win, no holds barred. The King, Queen, and Prince Rufus.
M10018 Member - Garry D5 1 Hi sir Kev. Had such a great time in september I wouldn't miss it for the world. SEE you and Sam and all the others then.Count me in for the dinner also.
V150929 System Admin 1 Love to attend,had a great time at Trilby & havent seen the Alice since 1990 count us in (will pack our warm undies) hope to see ya there.
V160544 Ferals 1 given that I am planning (very rough at the moment) to pass through Alice Springs 02-05Jul before hdg back home to WA I guess a diversion to this mighty event is a no brainer.....
V10696 Greg H2 1 I am now based in Alice Springs so let me know if I can help
M4636 Member - Serendipity(WA) 1 Hi Kev - Looks like we will be able to meet up at the gathering 2015. We have planned a trip across the Anne Beadell and up to the SA deserts at the same time. Just a bit further and we will be there. We also have 6 cars traveling with us so total of 14 persons. Same ones we travel with normally and were present at the Wiluna Gathering some years back.
M218 Member - Howard (ACT) 1 with Margaret set to retire this year we had planned a trip to the gulf this winter so all going welll we will get to this gathering either on the way up or the way back depending on the weather. update8/5-have made bookings for accommodation and the dinner. we will be coming down from Tiimber Creek via Binns Track after a slight detour via Undarra, Kurumba, Lawn Hiill, Kingfisher camp, Limmen national park and Katherine
V11957 Poppy 1 G'day Kev, we have just purchased a camper trailer (still got the van though) and this would be a great opportunity to test it out and also catch up again with a few familiar faces, so at this stage myself and Justene will be there.Cheers Ray
V152888 System Admin 1 Look forward to to getting together with like minded travellers for a good time.
M10961 Member - gezza0808 1 Leaving for home if anyone from WA is coming back we could meet at the gathering to see if we have similar travel plans.
V160906 Oldcruiser 1 This may well work out very well for us as we are thinking of a trip thru the centre this year, possibly back along the Anne Beadell. If anyone has similar plans from points south or west of Kalgoorlie, love to hear from you.
V53621 REV'S 1 Hi Kev would luv to join in for the gathering & also a great opportunity to meet you all. Please count Allan &Mary Anne also for dinner Wed. Sounds fantastic as this will be our first meet, what actually happens over the event?
V74644 william a2 1 Mate I'm there, had a ball at trilby, the raffle of an afternoon was like a meet and greet, met so many other members, just sitting around the fire with like minded people of an evening it was unreal, Booked in for the dinner also, ten weeks can't wait cheers Billy
V111137 Peter & Dawn M 1 g/day Kev we have booked in to Ross River + dinner Wednesday night ,
V160315 Col_WA 1 SWMBO has arranged her annual leave to coincide with this, site booked, along with a spot at the dinner table, so we hope to see ya'all there...
M4829 Member - David Will (VIC) 1 Sorry all but we cannot make it this year, we had been getting ready and planing for awhile now. But things have come up and we now cannot make it which is a great disappointment for us as we had been looking forward to it, since we had a great time at Trilby Station last year, Make sure you all have fun at this years gathering. David, Ann, Stephanie (Chatterbox) and Thomas Williams
M7007 Member - Chucklingwater 1 Not even pencilled in, make it chalked in after hubby delayed our trip with an infected leg, silly fella! Have yet to fit in the Kimberlies after Kununurra hospital.Trilby was great. May make it for a few days if we can.
V159506 Bev and John G 1 We will be there and looking forward to meeting up with like minded people
M832 Member - Ed C (QLD) 1 I'm quite sure I had already added my name to this list.. Not there no more! .. So wassupwitdat???? Anyway, here it is again;-)) .. SWMBO and I are planning to be there.. Booking made at Ross R., and for the wed. night dinner... See ya's all there..
M8257 Member - milowise 1 Planning to attend with 3 grand children in tow. Looking forward to meeting up with the Trilby crew et al.
M11287 Member - MARIC 1 not sure if we would be welcome as we have a 2 year old jack russell / corgi cross which is convalescing at the moment from being run over damages so far $3000 if he is welcome we are on our way, as heading to Qld the outback way
M1504 Member - Paul B (WA) 1 Late deciders - yes we can pinch a couple of weeks off - we'll see you all there.
M10026 NeilM_BoabOZ 1 Wish I could be with you ... but such is life

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